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Budget Cuts Raise Staffing Concerns

Budget Cuts Raise Staffing Concerns

Chris Price, Staff Writer

June 5, 2020

The pandemic isn’t the only reason why Stamford Public Schools may look different next year. Due to the massive budget cut made by the Board of Finance, the loss of staff and services is unavoidable. The SEA Executive Board held meetings on Thursday, May 28 and Monday, June 1 to further discuss that ...

Stamford Mall Reopens for Business

Some store is Stamford Town Center have already reopened.

Rina Levine and Katie Forgione

June 3, 2020

The Stamford Town Center temporarily closed on March 19 due to COVID-19. They reopened on May 20 but with many necessary restrictions to ensure the health of all employees and customers.  Every door entrance has signs giving everyone a clear list of rules that should be followed while shopping. Every pe...

What’s Next: Tools and Resources to Make an Impact

Protestors outside Trump Parc in Stamford, June 1 2020

Abby Wexler, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2020

I understand that I will never understand completely, but I stand with you. Here is a list of resources that I will continue to use and hope you can use to better educate yourself. This list will keep expanding. If you know additional resources that are not mentioned in this article, please feel free ...

Online AP Exams Spark Criticism

Online AP Exams Spark Criticism

Jasmine Van Leeuwen, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Students around the world were the first to experience the new condensed version of AP Exams this year. The exams had been changed from a combined multiple choice portion and free-response portion lasting around three hours to a single free-response portion lasting only 45 minutes. College Board i...

Virtual Graduation Plan Sparks Controversy

Stamford High Class of 2020 President Aron Ravin says other class officers throughout the city share his desire to postpone graduation rather than hold a virtual ceremony.

Sofia Sarak, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the Teaching, Learning, and Community Committee of the Stamford Board of Education held a meeting where members brainstormed celebration options for the Class of 2020, with holding a virtual graduation being the most popular contender among members. The following day, students, parent...

Local Business Closures Affect High School Workers

SHS junior Sebastian Pierre working at Trap't before the facility closed due to the pandemic.  Pierre says his ability to save for college and a car have been impacted.

Sofia Sarak, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Over 20 million Americans lost their jobs in the month of April due to cutbacks and closures imposed by COVID-19. Another 6.6 million left the labor force entirely, while 5 million were forced to lower the number of hours they work (Washington Post). These numbers are drastic, and news sources often...

Distance Learning Challenges Younger Students

Distance Learning Challenges Younger Students

Sofia Sarak, Zack Beldotti, and Alyssa Ferro

May 5, 2020

Round Table reporters interview some of their younger siblings about the challenges they're experiencing with distance learning.

Schedule Change delayed until 2021-2022 School Year

Sample schedule courtesy of Stamford Public Schools

Hannah Bushell, News Editor

April 28, 2020

On April 27, 2020 it was publicly announced by Principal Raymond Manka that there will be a delay in the implementation of the block scheduling planned for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the closing of Stamford Public Schools and the transition to Distance Teaching and Learning brought by COVID-1...

Student Campaigns to Help Local Hospital Workers

Student Campaigns to Help Local Hospital Workers

Sofia Sarak, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

As COVID-19 progresses in our community, the majority of us find ourselves stuck as home, either navigating through digital piles of homework or trying to combat boredom. One Stamford High student decided to channel her energy into something greater: helping the healthcare workers on the frontlines. W...

Stamford Town Center Temporarily Closing

Stamford Town Center Temporarily Closing

Leila Rajcoomar, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Effective March 20, 2020, the Stamford Town Center, a vital piece to the city of Stamford has closed much like other places in the area, due to the coronavirus. The coronavirus has turned many towns into ghost towns. Small businesses, restaurants, beauty parlors and more have closed all to avoid close ...

More Testing Updates From College Board and DOE

More Testing Updates From College Board and DOE

Nohana Hossain, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education has waived standardized testing requirements for the current school year for students in elementary school through high school. The department says it will provide relief from federally mandated testing requirements to any state requesting a waiver due to the public...

What About the S.A.T.?

What About the S.A.T.?

Hannah Bushell, News Editor

March 20, 2020

As of Thursday March 19, there have been several changes regarding standardized testing that will impact many students at both Stamford High School and at other high schools throughout the country. First, the March and May SAT tests are both cancelled and will not be rescheduled. It has been stat...

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